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Sessions helps stabilize volatile Justice
Department in first 100 days

Washington Times, by Andrea Noble

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Posted By:Lalo, 6/9/2017 11:17:19 PM

The Justice Department has had perhaps the roughest ride of any Cabinet branch during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, facing hostile judges who have blocked the president’s immigration plans, the ouster of the acting attorney general and even accusations of racism leveled against Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. But the department, working arm in arm with the Department of Homeland Security, also has covered the most ground when it comes to implementing the administration’s priorities. Mr. Sessions has been able to reverse course on Obama-era policies, including deploying more immigration judges to the border

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For those of us who´ve been wondering what he´s been up to.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 6/9/2017 11:45:02 PM     (No. 11282274)

Hopefully, Sessions ain´t makin concessions.

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